Tenor Jongwoo Woo (MM ‘18, Voice) won first prize in the European Music Academy Vocal Competition in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as the Beethoven Award. He performed in the Gala Concert with the North Czech Philharmonic, and was rewarded with several engagements in the Czech Republic and auditions for theaters in Germany.
Soprano Rachel Blaustein (MM ’15, Voice) won second place in The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, Professional Women’s Division in Opera. She won an Encouragement Award in both the Annapolis Opera Competition and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions Central Region, and won the Audience Choice Award in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition.
Alexandra Razskazoff (BM ‘14, Voice) won first place in the 31st Annual Opera at Florham/Violetta Dupont Vocal Competition, and a monetary prize of $5,000. Tenor John ChongYoon Noh (BM ‘16, Voice) was also a finalist, and was given the Encouragement Award in the competition.
Tenor Israel Lozano (GPD ’02, Opera) and mezzo-soprano Jopei Weng (MM ‘02, Voice) sang the roles of Radames and Amneris in Verdi’s Aida with The Singapore Lyric Opera in Singapore.
Shelley Jackson (BM ’07, Voice) won second prize in the 40th International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, Greece. Eva Marton, Renato Brunson, and Cheryl Studer were among the judges.